Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has described the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku as a liar, who wants the people to believe his lies.
Newsonline reports that Governor Wike said he was happy he is still alive, as Atiku would have made the citizens believe that his side of the story was true if he were to be dead.
Governor Wike who is also a PDP governor said his speaking out to address the lies of Atiku against him was because of his interest in the growth of the PDP.
Speaking on Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport in the Rivers State shortly after he returned from Spain, said it was important that Nigerians hear his own side of the story to know the truth of what transpired within the party during the presidential primary election.
Governor Wike said, “I told my special adviser on Media that am going to speak on issues. We know in this part of our world when lies are been contorted, it becomes a fact.
“I have always believed when the left speaks, allow the right to also speak. We are not getting younger and as days pass we get older.
“So is important when issues are raised or when speeches are made, one should be able to say this the part of my story so that the public we know the truth.
“It is most unfortunate since after our primary I have decided to be quiet because is a party I love so much. I never said anything, I decided to go back home and fulfill the promises I made to the people of Rivers State.
“But there comes a time I need to speak and let Nigerians know the actual truth. Having known the truth, whatever they decide to do with it is left for them.
“When the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar unveiled his running mate, no right thinking person and a lover of this party will say that the speech he made on that day was fair.
“Forget about his hailers, the scavengers and I never reacted to it. I said, no, this party belongs to all of us.
“Thereafter Atiku appeared on Arise TV, see the statement he made. So many lies were told and then you said I should not react to some of those issues. That will not be fair.
“Assuming today am not alive, obviously what he has said will be accepted as the truth”.